The Writer's Block's production and publishing house, Codex, brings together writers and artists to produce original stories and one-of-a-kind objects—books, prints, recordings, films, and other works of art. Authors of all ages and ability are invited to participate in workshops and labs where they can write, design and construct new novels, magazines, screenplays, short films, animations, documentaries,  audio recordings and more. Free classes for students ages 5–18 are scheduled regularly on evenings and weekends, and a selection of unique bookmaking field trips are available exclusively for teachers and students of the Clark County School District.

Student Workshops

Codex regularly schedules workshops for students ages 5–18, covering a variety of topics and disciplines including: poetry and prose, printmaking, drama, filmmaking, blogging, podcasting, and more. All workshops are project-based and resulting in a product—books, recordings, films, prints, etc.—that each student takes home with them when the course ends. Classes, taught by Writer's Block staff and qualified volunteers, are limited in size to allow for a more individualized and memorable experience. Course enrollment is typically selected by lottery one week before the workshop begins.

For a calendar of current workshops, please visit the Workshops page. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering to teach a workshop, please email


Field Trips

Codex currently hosts free field trips for classes within the Clark County School District. Teachers, parents and advisors are invited to bring their class to The Writer’s Block during the school day for a two-hour workshop where students collaborate on a book that each of them takes home with them at the end of the workshop. A menu of different workshops are available, but field trips are also customizable depending on teachers’ and students’ specific needs.

To sign-up for a field trip or for questions or additional information, please click the link below.


Adult Programs

When not being used for student programming, Codex is available forbook clubs, writers’ critique groups and other literary gatherings. Additionally, Codex regularly hosts The Writer’s Block Events, a series of author readings, signings and performances. For a calendar of literary events, please visit the Events page. If you are interested in using Codex for your book club or other writing or literary-related gatherings, please visit us at the The Writer’s Block or email